Our admissions process is a best-fit selective process. Our goal is to ensure a diverse, gender-balanced, multi-age school community dedicated to Montessori education. To be considered for enrollment, parents must complete an application and schedule a classroom observation and interview with the Head of School. The criteria by which students are considered for enrollment is based on the following:
- Potential student displays a pleasant demeanor and is able to answer questions regarding their interests and hobbies.
- Parents/Legal Guardians of potential student convey a basic understanding of the concept of Montessori and share a philosophical match as to its ideals.
- Potential elementary student has Montessori preschool/kindergarten background. (Not required, but preferred.)
Our Children’s House program offers an authentic early childhood Montessori learning environment for children ages 2 1/2 – 6.
Our Elementary classroom is a community of children ages 6 – 12, grades 1st – 6th. Children are eligible for enrollment if they are age 6 by October 1.
Our *IN DEVELOPMENT* Middle Years Program (for adolescents ages 12 – 15) will offer an innovative experience that blends core academic curriculum with practical (real) life project-based activities intended to connect students to the community. Stay tuned for details about this program.
Applications for re-enrollment of current families are due on or before March 1 for guaranteed fall placement. Current families may submit applications for siblings at this time as well; siblings receive priority placement.
Applications for new students are accepted year round. Enrollment interviews for new families begin March 1 for the upcoming school year. If space is available, enrollment is ongoing throughout the school year. Because our program is individually paced, we can provide a smooth transition for your child at any level.
Upon acceptance, a non-refundable enrollment deposit is due: Children’s House $650, Elementary $895, to reserve placement in the fall cohort.
Financial Commitment Policy
Enrollment at Spruce Tree requires that parents and/or legal guardians assume financial responsibility for student tuition and fees as outlined on the school’s current Tuition Schedule. Tuition is due on the first Friday of each academic session or every other month, September through July. The Enrollment Deposit is a non-refundable portion of annual tuition, due April 15, or upon acceptance to reserve student placement for fall enrollment. The Materials Fee is due August 1, or as invoiced. A $25.00 late fee is assessed for payments received more than 5 days after their due date. Tuition payments may not go unpaid for more than 20 days, for a maximum late fee of $100.
Spruce Tree Montessori School affords all rights, privileges, programs and activities to its students without regard to race, color or ethnicity, sex, religion, disability or background. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or ethnicity, sex religion, disability or background in administration of its admissions and enrollment policies, educational practices, scholarships or other programs.